Announcements for Sunday, Oct 8, 2017
Next Sunday, Oct 15 th, is set apart as Yuvajana Sakyam Sunday. We will have Holy Communion service in Malayalam 9:30 AM. Please note there will not be any Prayer & Worship next Sunday.
New Church Consecration
Consecration ceremony of our new church at 159 Sandiford Drive, Whitchurch- Stouffville will be held on Saturday Oct 21, 2017, followed by a Public meeting to mark the occasion.
2:30 PM – Assemble at this church
2:30- 3:00 PM – Prayer Service lead by the Metropolitan and Diocesan Bishop.
3:00- 3:30 PM – Procession by car to the new church
3:30- 4:00 PM – Form procession in front of the new church (Arrangement committee members will direct formation)
4:00 – 5:00 PM- Consecration ceremony -Lead by the Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan and Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos, Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius.
5:00 – 6:30 PM – Public Meeting
6:30- 8:00 PM – Fellowship dinner
Statement from the Executive Committee
The Executive Committee of the CMTC would like to make the following statement to all our members. For the last several years, we have been debating about the inadequacies in our church and to come up with an alternative place of worship that caters to the need of all our members. Ultimately a decision to construct a new church building was taken and we are about realize that dream of having a new church with modern facilities. During the course of this journey, the decisions taken might have caused alienation and feeling of exclusion among some of our members. However, we want to convey to all our members that the decisions were taken with the sole intention of having a better suited place of worship for all our members and was not meant to offend anyone. To all our brethren who were not in agreement with the various decisions, we want to let them know that it was not intentional or personal in any way and it happened during the course of hard and difficult decision making process and we are requesting for your understanding. At this momentous occasion, we are requesting all of our members to forget all differences, forgive and restore our friendships and fellowship with each other. After all, treating each other as brothers and sisters in Christ is what we do as Christians. We implore everyone to open a new chapter in our faith journey and move together as one worshipping community in peace and harmony so that His name will be glorified.?
An area 1 prayer meeting will be held at the residence of Mr. Shibu Paul (Shibu & Deepa) today at 5:00 PM. Address: 137 Hainford St, Scarborough. Tel: 416-282-0842. Plaese note the time change to 5:00 PM.
Sunday School announcement
There will be a SS Teachers meeting today after the Sunday School classes in our church. All the teachers are expected to attend this meeting. Our Vicar Rev. Shibu Samuel will be presiding over the meeting.
Edavaka Mission announcement
Next Friday, Prayer Vigil will be held at the 7:30 PM at the church. Request all Edavaka Mission members to attend this meeting.
Cherian Abraham, EM Secretary
Special prayer sessions
As announced last Sunday, special prayer sessions will be held every evening at 7:00 PM at the new church site. These special sessions are organized to pray for various needs of the new church and the dedication service.
All those who are available are requested to join, whenever possible during these days.
Jacob Mathew (Pramod)
Co-ordinator for the Prayer Sub-Committee
Special Thanksgiving Offertory
As all of you are aware, the consecration of our new church building will take place on Saturday, Oct 21 st at 4:00 PM. From our humble beginnings about forty years ago, we have reached our present state of having a beautifully constructed and modern worshipping place. To thank God for HIS immense blessings over the years, a special thanksgiving offertory will be taken on Oct 15 th Sunday. One-day income from all members is expected and the amount collected will be used to cover the consecration expense of approximately $22,000. Thank you all for your prayers and support. Special envelope for this offertory will be distributed.
Quarterly Bulletin for this quarter is available, please pick up a copy from the foyer.
Announcement from the Consecration Reception committee
Parents are requested to submit the names of their children, who are interested to be part of the consecration procession events on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The children should be of age 5 - age 11 and ?not be part of the Junior Choir, the English Choir or the Malayalam Choir. They must be willing to attend practice sessions. Specific dress code instructions will be given to all?participants
Please respond via E-Mail to Alexander John, no later than today.
Announcement from Audio-Video Coordinator
Volunteers are needed at the new church to help out with the Audio-Video facilities. Those who are interested, please contact George Mathew Madackal by Saturday Oct 14, 2017. Interested members should be available on Saturdays, Sundays and some weekdays and evenings.
For more information, please contact George Mathew at 647-836-4116.
Announcement from the Trustees
The updated New Church contribution list as of October 7, 2017 is posted on the notice boards. This list contains summary of contributions from 2005 onwards. Please verify the list and let us know if you have any questions.
Benny V. Joseph & Biji V. Thomas